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Isaiah 33 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Judgment of God

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:1 - Woe to you, O destroyer,
While you were not destroyed;
And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him.
As soon as you finish destroying, you will be destroyed;
As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:2 - O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You.
Be [fn]their [fn]strength every morning,
Our salvation also in the time of distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:3 - At the sound of the tumult peoples flee;
At the lifting up of Yourself nations disperse.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:4 - Your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers;
As locusts rushing about men rush about on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:5 - The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high;
He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:6 - And He will be the [fn]stability of your times,
A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge;
The fear of the LORD is his treasure.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:7 - Behold, their brave men cry in [fn]the streets,
The [fn]ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:8 - The highways are desolate, [fn]the traveler has ceased,
He has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities,
He has no regard for man.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:9 - The land mourns and pines away,
Lebanon is shamed and withers;
Sharon is like a desert plain,
And Bashan and Carmel [fn]lose their foliage.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:10 - “Now I will arise,” says the LORD,
“Now I will be exalted, now I will be lifted up.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:11 - “You have conceived [fn]chaff, you will give birth to stubble;
[fn]My breath will consume you like a fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:12 - “The peoples will be burned to lime,
Like cut thorns which are burned in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:13 - “You who are far away, hear what I have done;
And you who are near, [fn]acknowledge My might.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:14 - Sinners in Zion are terrified;
Trembling has seized the godless.
“Who among us can live with the consuming fire?
Who among us can live with [fn]continual burning?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:15 - He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity,
He who rejects [fn]unjust gain
And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe;
He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:16 - He will dwell on the heights,
His refuge will be the [fn]impregnable rock;
His bread will be given him,
His water will be sure.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:17 - Your eyes will see the King in His beauty;
They will behold a far-distant land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:18 - Your heart will meditate on terror:
“Where is he who counts?
Where is he who weighs?
Where is he who counts the towers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:19 - You will no longer see a fierce people,
A people of [fn]unintelligible speech [fn]which no one comprehends,
Of a stammering tongue [fn]which no one understands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:20 - Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts;
Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation,
A tent which will not be folded;
Its stakes will never be pulled up,
Nor any of its cords be torn apart.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:21 - But there the majestic One, the LORD, will be for us
A place of rivers and wide canals
On which no boat with oars will go,
And on which no mighty ship will pass
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:22 - For the LORD is our judge,
The LORD is our lawgiver,
The LORD is our king;
He will save us—
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Your tackle hangs slack;
It cannot hold the base of its mast firmly,
Nor spread out the sail.
Then the prey of an abundant spoil will be divided;
The lame will take the plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:24 - And no resident will say, “I am sick”;
The people who dwell [fn]there will be forgiven their iniquity.
NASB95 Footnotes
Some versions read our
Literally: arm
Or, faithfulness
Literally: the outside
Literally: messengers
Literally: he who passes along the way
Literally: shake off
Literally: dry grass
So one ancient version; M.T. reads Your breath will
Literally: know
Literally: everlasting
Literally: gain of extortioners
Literally: stronghold of rock
Literally: deepness of lip
Literally: from hearing
Literally: there is no understanding
Literally: in it

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